Apr
8
2010
By
Chris Schmicker
for Valet.
 
20 x 200

Run by New York gallerist Jen Bekman, the site sells fresh, quirky prints at price points that vary with physical size and the number of prints produced. A new photograph and work on paper debut each week, but act fast—popular pieces can sell out in hours.

Mike Sinclair's "Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2000," $20; Landon Nordeman's "Nice Pants," $20

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Art

You don't have to skip meals to put great art on your walls. These sites supply a range of original artwork and limited edition prints at prices you can stomach.

Zatista

Created by eBay alums Pete Borowsky and Randy Engler, Zatista provides a global marketplace for original works by local artists in several mediums. A broad range of styles means a mix of gems and duds, so patient browsing pays off. And should you change your mind down the line, the site offers hassle-free returns.

Sharis DeJaynes's "Cooling Passion," $100

Aperture

Well known for its photography magazine and book publishing program, the New York-based non-profit also offers a choice selection of limited edition prints on its website. Works by top-caliber contemporary photographers mingle with modern prints from 20th-century masters. Prices run higher, but profits support the foundation.

Michael Corridore's "Untitled 16, 2008," $500; Joe Johnson's "Bolt, Fort Wayne, Indiana," $250

 

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